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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1793-1882) was a 19th Century giant. On 9 September 1832, upon resigning from his ministry in the Unitarian Church, he in effect became an unaffiliated "modern minister" with radical views. He moved on to spearhead a broad spiritual movement still effecting our lives today. Chief spokesperson for the American literary/philosophic movement called Transcendentalism, Emerson lectured, published essays and wrote informational and instructive poetry to further his...
Topics: Transcendentalism, 19th Century, Thoreau, Whitman, Alan Davis Drake
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Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) accomplished much in his short 45 years. Over the generations, he continued to influence the lives of both everyman and those who would one day themselves shape history, including Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. While best known as the author of WALDEN, CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE and other seminal works, he also continued to regularly write poems, many of them appearing within the text of his prose work. Many of these poems were recorded for...
Topics: audiobook, Transcendentalism, 19th Century, American Literature, 9-12, librivox, Alan Davis Drake
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Song of Myself is the core of Walt Whitman's opus magnum, Leaves of Grass. In it he celebrates himself not simply as the poet Walt Whitman in all of his great complexity, but he transcends his own "me-ness" and in doing so welcomes and embraces all of humanity and the natural world each and every corner of it equally, without reservation. Whitman is true, natural and spontaneous, without affectations. He lived comfortably in the 19th Century world, however it manifest. All 52...
Topics: audiobook, LibriVox, poetry, poem, 19th Century, Alan Davis Drake
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Free audio download. Unabridged. Here is F. Scott Fitzgerald's somewhat obscure short story "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" —obscure of course, until Mr. Button became conflated with Mr. Pitt. Recorded here is the complete, original story as penned by Fitzgerald in the early 1920s, published originally in Colliers and finally collected in the popular Tales of the Jazz Age. One might call Benjamin Button an odd addition to the collection, as he was born in 1860, the year prior...
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Topics: American Literature, audiobook, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Alan Davis Drake, recording, audio, audiobook